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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 28

Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots
Published Feb. 27, 2017

Twenty One Pilots: Fans won't be feeling a tear in their hearts when they get to see the indie-pop duo during their Emotional Roadshow tour. Judah and the Lion opens. $35.75-$45.75. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500.

Less Than Jake: The ska luminaries have joined forces with the alternative feel-good rock band, Pepper for a national co-headlining tour. 6 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. TBA. (727) 565-0550.

Mardi Gras at Ricky P's: Free King Cake: Ricky P's holds a weekend long Mardi Gras party featuring a crawfish boil, beignets and king cake. Get a free piece of king cake with any purchase. If you find the baby in your piece, your meal is free. 5 p.m., Ricky P's Creole Kitchen, 11002 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 821-4061.

Lordi: Finland's answer to Gwar, a costume-clad melodic metal outfit who perform in monster masks. You might know them as the only hard rock act to win the Eurovision Song Contest. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $22-$65. (813) 248-9500.

Writers at the University: A literary reading series organized by the Department of English and Writing. This portion features Dan Albergotti. Held in Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. 7 p.m., University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 257-6311.

That 1 Guy: The experimental funk musician performs with The Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings and electronics. The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show opens. 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 971-0666.

Oscar Shorts: Live Action: View the 2016 Oscar nominated best live action short films including Ennemis Interieurs, Silent Nights, Sing, La Femme et le TGV and Timecode. All films are appropriate for ages 13 and older only. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11, $9 members. (813) 274-8982.

Forbidden Broadway: Dubbed the "funniest show in New York" by the New Yorker magazine, the show spoofs characters, plots and show tunes of contemporary and classical Broadway musicals. Through March 12. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.


Dinos Alive: A special exhibit of life-like and life-size dinosaurs. The outdoor display features towering dinosaurs that move, blink and roar. Activity areas include a "Fossil Fun" dig site, a new live show called "Dinos Among Us," and special food and drinks at the recently renovated Dino Grille. Runs daily through August. 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Included with admission. $32.95, $24.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.


State of the Union, 9 p.m., news networks: President Donald Trump delivers the traditional address about the state of the nation before a joint session of Congress.


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